Franklin Barrett Parks

Franklin Barrett Parks, 73, Overland park, Kansas passed away December 4, 2017.  A Celebration of Life and visitation will be held at 2:00 pm-4;00pm, Friday December 29th 2017 at the Metropolitan Condominium 600 E. 8th St, Kansas City, Missouri.  Charitable donations may be made in Frank’s name to St. Luke’s Hospice House.

Franklin Barrett Parks also known as Barry was born December 31, 1943 and raised in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated for Ottawa High School in 1962. Frank joined the Air Force and served from 1963-1967. He was a Staff Sargent and was stationed in Germany and Pakistan.  Following his return, he met and married his wife Cheryl on October 10, 1969 and they have been happily married for 48 years and have raised two children.

Frank was a radio frequency engineer who worked for multiple companies and retired from Tri-Square Communications. He was an avid HAM radio operator (ACOFP) built and designed HAM repeater systems. In his earlier years, he volunteered teaching amateur radio to students at Kansas City School of the Blind.  Frank was a big sports fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals, and KU Basketball. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother; Horbart Barrett Parks & Lydia Hope Parks of Ottawa, Kansas.  Frank is survived by; wife, Cheryl Parks, Overland Parks, Kansas; son & daughter-in-law, Stephen Barrett & Thanh Parks, Park City, Utah; daughter & son-in-law, Wendy Ellen & Nathaniel McCormack, Kansas City, Missouri; grandson, Wesley Barrett Parks; brother, Tom Parks, Joplin, Missouri.



  1. Katherine Tyler on December 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    You have many wonderful memories, keep them close to your heart and they may help ease some of the pain that you are having.

  2. Kathy Marian on December 6, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Lovely tribute to a great man. Gods peace be with you!

  3. Sharan & Bob Norin on December 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Cheryl, our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Although we never knew him personally, we share your grief

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